Inside Out no. 1: Quotations and Thinking

Humans find themselves in the wilderness in three ways: Punishment, accidentally, or intentionally. – Rev. Wendy Vie

Wendy was grown up. You need not be sorry for her. She was one of the kind that likes to grow up. In the end she grew up of her own free will a day quicker than other girls. – J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Humans need a common enemy. Covid was a lost opportunity to fight something together. – Rev. Wendy Vie

It’s become clearer and clearer to me that if families just let the culture happen to them they end up fat, addicted and broke with a house full of junk and no time. – Mary Pipher in Reviving Ophelia

Just like yin in the yang and yang in the yin, there is sacred in the profane and profane in the sacred. – Rev. Wendy Vie

When you have no choice, do not be afraid. – Jewish Proverb

There was a time when the USA valued each individual life. We counted 52 hostages in Iran for 444 days. We lost this virtue and now have endless mass shootings. – Rev. Wendy Vie

…and we do decide for ourselves when it will hurt. – Per Petterson in Out Stealing Horses (concluding words)

Seeing things in black and white/binary is a shortcut our brain uses to conserve energy. Thinking requires immense energy. We have to tell our brains, “Okay, it’s time to work now.” – Rev. Wendy Vie

All religions will pass, but this will remain: simply sitting in a chair and looking in the distance. – V.V. Razonov

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